20 - 23 May 1997
A Louis XV ormolu-mounted kingwood bracket clock
The circular enamelled dial with both Arabic and Roman enamel chapters, signed Amant /A Paris, the shaped glazed door with foliate scrolling mounts and within a shaped case with pierced foliate and rockwork angles, surmounted by a tapering bracket with C-scrolls and foliage and with a pierced rockwork finial with a perched bird, and on scrolling feet, the tapering bracket with C-scroll and foliate angles and terminating in a conforming boss, stamped beneath the bracket F. Groyer, and JME, restorations
138cm. high x 53cm. wide x 27cm. deep
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Franois Goyer maître in 1740.
Franois Goyer was based in the Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine at 'A l'Autriche' and was specialised in the production of clock cases.
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